Carangidae

plural noun
Ca·​ran·​gi·​dae | \ -jəˌdē \

Definition of Carangidae

: a large family of marine percoid fishes containing the pompanos, amberfishes, cavallas, and a number of other narrow-bodied food fishes with widely forked tail chiefly of warm seas

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History and Etymology for Carangidae

New Latin, from Carang-, Caranx, type genus + -idae

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“Carangidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Carangidae. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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